Pastafazoola !

Pastafazoola !

Terry Porritt
Terry Porritt

July 1st, 2005, 10:22 pm #1

Is it really an Italian pasta dish, or something invented by Harry Reser or The Happiness Boys?
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Brad Kay
Brad Kay

July 2nd, 2005, 12:03 am #2

V: RI-I-I-I-DI-I-I! PALI-A-A-A-A-CIO!!
S: That's - how - I like to see ya feel!
V: Well I just-a have a nice-a big Italian meal.
S: You eat-a spaghett'?
V: No no, you fool! I have big plate-a Pasta Fazool!
S: Pasta Fazool-? What does that mean?
V: That's-a noodles with-a navy beans.
S: Oh, something to eat, eh? A very good dish?
V: You fool with me! You no capiche?

BOTH: Pasta Fazoola!
That's the stuff you wanna eat.
Pasta Fazoola!
That-a just-a can't be beat.

First antipasto,
That's an appetizer fine.
And when you finish,
Some Italian wine.

Pasta Fazoola!
Make you fit or make you fat!
Pasta Fazoola!
Like-a this or like-a that!

If you want-a be a great big sheik,
Have a new gal ev'ry week -
Don't be a fool!
Eat Pasta Fazool!

patter
What makes Babe Ruth strong with the bat?
And makes a little jockey skinny like-a that?
What makes DeLaney think he knows how to fight?
Pasta Fazoola, 'cuz he eats 'em ev'ry night!
What makes Ty Cobb get the umpire's goat?
And Isabella say, "Columbus take a boat!"
What makes a Wop raise a big-a family?
What made-a Lindy-bergh fly across the sea?

Pasta Fazoola!
Attsa very good to eat,
Pasta Fazoola!
Atta never can be beat.

First antipasto,
That's an appetizer fine,
And when you finish,
Some Italian wine.

Pasta Fazoola!
Make a weak-a man-a strong!
Pasta Fazoola!
Make you live-a very long!

If you got-a kids, 2 or 3 or 4,
And you think you'd like to have a coupla more,
Don't be a fool!
Eat Pasta Fazool!

-Van & Schenck, 1927
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July 2nd, 2005, 12:40 am #3

Is it really an Italian pasta dish, or something invented by Harry Reser or The Happiness Boys?
... "pasta e fagioli" pasta and beans, a popular, cheap, Italian dish.

Here is a quick recipe.

Pasta e Fagioli

Use canned beans, a pantry staple, to make this quick dish.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups pinto beans
1 pound cooked fusilli
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 seeded, chopped tomatoes

DIRECTIONS:
Add salt and beans to water and gently simmer for 10 minutes. Toss fusilli, olive oil, and tomatoes with the heated beans. Serve immediately.


If you want to listen to the "Happiness Boys" singing "Pastafazoola (1927) click on the following link.

http://bixography.com/pastafazoolahappinessboys.ram"

Here is a photo of Billy Jones & Ernest Hare from
http://www.pasty.net/~dowens/HB.htm



Albert
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Terry Porritt
Terry Porritt

July 2nd, 2005, 3:04 am #4

Is it really an Italian pasta dish, or something invented by Harry Reser or The Happiness Boys?
..they don't write songs like that anymore:)

Thanks fellas, the lyrics and the recipe and the music !

There is a "University Six" version on RHJ:
http://www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/u6/pastafazoola.ram
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Andrew Vaaler
Andrew Vaaler

July 2nd, 2005, 1:12 pm #5

Is it really an Italian pasta dish, or something invented by Harry Reser or The Happiness Boys?
...When the stars make you drool joost-a like pasta fazool
That's amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet, you're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreamin', signore
'scusa me, but you see, back in old Napoli, that's amore

From "That's Amore", Music and Lyrics by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks
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edith
edith

May 9th, 2009, 10:17 pm #6

V: RI-I-I-I-DI-I-I! PALI-A-A-A-A-CIO!!
S: That's - how - I like to see ya feel!
V: Well I just-a have a nice-a big Italian meal.
S: You eat-a spaghett'?
V: No no, you fool! I have big plate-a Pasta Fazool!
S: Pasta Fazool-? What does that mean?
V: That's-a noodles with-a navy beans.
S: Oh, something to eat, eh? A very good dish?
V: You fool with me! You no capiche?

BOTH: Pasta Fazoola!
That's the stuff you wanna eat.
Pasta Fazoola!
That-a just-a can't be beat.

First antipasto,
That's an appetizer fine.
And when you finish,
Some Italian wine.

Pasta Fazoola!
Make you fit or make you fat!
Pasta Fazoola!
Like-a this or like-a that!

If you want-a be a great big sheik,
Have a new gal ev'ry week -
Don't be a fool!
Eat Pasta Fazool!

patter
What makes Babe Ruth strong with the bat?
And makes a little jockey skinny like-a that?
What makes DeLaney think he knows how to fight?
Pasta Fazoola, 'cuz he eats 'em ev'ry night!
What makes Ty Cobb get the umpire's goat?
And Isabella say, "Columbus take a boat!"
What makes a Wop raise a big-a family?
What made-a Lindy-bergh fly across the sea?

Pasta Fazoola!
Attsa very good to eat,
Pasta Fazoola!
Atta never can be beat.

First antipasto,
That's an appetizer fine,
And when you finish,
Some Italian wine.

Pasta Fazoola!
Make a weak-a man-a strong!
Pasta Fazoola!
Make you live-a very long!

If you got-a kids, 2 or 3 or 4,
And you think you'd like to have a coupla more,
Don't be a fool!
Eat Pasta Fazool!

-Van & Schenck, 1927
this song is funny;especially the part about having children
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